It’s surprising given her ubiquity, but Lady Bird marks Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut (she did co-direct Nights and Weekends with Joe Swanberg back in 2008). Irish actress Saorise Ronan is the titular troubled almost-adult, who seems to spend all her time dreaming of literary laurels and clashing with her deadpan mother (Laurie Metcalfe). Tracy Lett’s rounds out the family as Lady Bird’s father, out of work in the aftermath of the GFC (this film is set in 2002).
Looks decent. Gerwig is a fairly divisive figure, to put it lightly, and her stuff isn’t for everyone (admission time – I lasted through half an episode of Girls and never went back), but that is a hell of a cast and the jokes hit more than they miss. We’re intrigued.
Lady Bird hits Australian cinemas on February 15, 2018.